Timeline Leeward Islands

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A group of islands in the North Lesser Antilles of the West Indies extending from Puerto Rico SE to Martinique. A former British colony in the E West Indies consisting of Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts, Nevis, Anguilla, Montserrat, and the British Virgin Islands.
    (WUD, 1994, p.817)

1493        Nov 11, Columbus discovered Saba, North Leeward Islands.
    (WUD, 1994 p.1257)(MC, 11/11/01)

1958         Jan 3, The British created the West Indies Federation with Lord Hailes as governor general. The federation lasted to 1962. It included Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad, Tobago and the Windward and Leeward Islands.
    (HN, 1/3/99)(WUD, 1994, p.1623)

1962        May 31, The West Indies Federation, made up of Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Jamaica, and the Leeward and Windward Islands, broke up after 4 years following Jamaicas passage of a referendum to end the alliance.
    (Econ, 6/2/12, p.47)

1997        Jun 18, It was reported that Japan was paying 5 Caribbean nations extensive aid and investment in order to gain support to block protections for endangered species. Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent, St. Lucia and Dominica were all reported to have been bribed.
    (SFC, 6/18/97, p.A8)

2006        Jun 16, The Intl. Whaling Commission met in St. Kitts.
    (Econ, 6/17/06, p.15)

2008        The population of St. Kitts stood at about 40,000.
    (Econ, 2/2/08, p.46)

2010        Aug 30, Hurricane Earl lashed the northeastern Caribbean with heavy rain and strong winds, causing flooding in low-lying parts of the Leeward Islands as it rapidly intensified into a major Category 4 storm taking a path projected to menace the United States. Earl passed just north of the British Virgin Islands in the afternoon. By nighttime, the hurricane was pulling away from the Caribbean, but heavy downpours still threatened to cause flash floods and mudslides in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands by drenching already saturated ground.
    (AP, 8/30/10)(AP, 8/31/10)

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